Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Posted by Frenchie

How to make sense of the often surprising and paradoxical actions of Pope Francis?
Is he in the process of betraying the Church,  or is he putting it back squarely in the political arena, which it had seemed to have abandoned since the end of WW II ??

With a Jesuit in charge, almost anything is possible.

Pope Francis is a Jesuit true and through.  He is in fact the only Jesuit to become Pope in the History of our Church.

For this Catholic and very political order created in 1540 by the Basque Ignacio de Loyola, it is simply a huge triumph.
The order almost disappeared following a decision by Pope Clement XIV, who ordered in 1773 the "Universal Suppression" of the Company of Jesus.
In his bull, he clarified: "It is almost impossible, with the Society of  the Jesuits surviving, that the Church could ever find a true and lasting peace."

With such a warning, one can surmise, what could possibly happen with the Church being wholly controlled by a Jesuit??

Why so much lack of trust?
It took about forty years for the Ignacians to obtain their rehabilitation, which they finally got under
Pius VII, who restored the Company of Jesus to its "Universality".

Never the less, the political powers at the time, continued the sidelining of the Company. It was true notably, in France, Germany and Russia. But it was Switzerland who won the gold medal, on that subject: Its territorial interdiction lasting a whole century, from 1874 until 1973.

Why such a hard line against the Jesuits? Mostly because their allegiance to the Pope, was in direct conflict with their allegiance to their own national governments at the time.
The power of the Jesuits, both political and commercial, generated a lot of envy. In addition to the expulsions, trials against them often ended with the confiscation of their assets and properties.

The encyclopedist Jean le Rond d'Alembert noted: " If they have generated so much hate, it is because many looked at them, with reasons, as the fiercest of opponents, thanks to their reputation and intrigues.
In fact they never embraced the notion of separation of Church and State. ( a very Anglo-Saxon, Judeo Masonic concept)

Nowadays still, their internet site recommends to : " help thy neighbor through politics".
Some even dare to use the expression: "Politics as the good news"...PBN

Back in Business.
With Pope Francis at its head, the Church is finally getting back into real politics, and doing so very openly.
It is a fact: that all the actions of the new Pope are openly assumed political operations.

In this, he achieves the beginning of the break initiated by Pope John Paul II with the Vatican asthenia, inherited from the numerous ambiguities of Pius XII.

One particularly  right in your face sign,  has been the reopening of the canonical dossier of the Croatian Cardinal, Alois Stepinac, Archbishop of Zagreb, accused of having been complecent in regards to the slaughter of Orthodox Serbs, Jews and Gypsies, at the hands of the Ustase of Ante Pavelic starting in 1941, without any opposition from the Church.

In doing so, Francis will have to lift the veil, that the Vatican covered this tragedy with, and which has been a strong factor in its retirement from the political scene, since the end of WW II.
With it, is the strong risk of seeing many skeletons fall from the proverbial closets. Fall, which could sweep the embarrassing Stepinac with it.

Elsewhere, Francis interferes without any qualms in the internal affairs of countries in his sight, even so, it is a big no no for a head of State, which he is. His determination to sweep any opposition to the influx of migrants is one of his shocking symbols.
One can surely remember the Mass he celebrated in Lampadusa in 2013, on an Altar made with the remains of sunken boats.
Another example being the first trans-border Mass in History, which he celebrated in the middle of the Presidential campaign in 2016, in front of two hundred thousand  faithful parked on both side of the border of Ciudad Juarez, one of the most symbolic point of passage for illegal aliens in the USA.

Islam as a criteria.
It does not matter that his arguments are often so simple that they border the simplistic, what matters to him is their symbolic value, the fact that they create a certain uneasiness, that they stop us to
" enjoy a real peace of mind" as Clement XIV so aptly put it.
For example, when he encourages the roughly Billion and half of believers, specially in Europe,
(which he qualifies as :" this old sterile grand mother") to reject any notions of self identity, in regards to the migrants in general, and to the Muslims in particular, he is sure to create a great push back..
One could ask, why he is insisting on promoting Islam so much? Why for example declare Bangui the Capital of the RCA, as the spiritual Capital of the World (2015)?
Knowing full well that the RCA is led by a Muslim president and shows all the symptoms of falling into an Islamic conflict.

The list of his pro-Islamic positions is too exhaustive for  me to cover it all in here.
The reason for it is becoming clearer, if you consider that he wishes to reclaim his share of the
re-politicization of the religious movement.

A re-politicization which was started by Islam, with its creation of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928, its development by the guarantee of a religious power given to the House of Saoud by the Americans in 1945 (Quincy accords) and by its strengthening through  the Islamic revolution in 1979 (started undercover in France) as well as with the militarization of the Talibans against the Soviets, by the USA. (again)

Pope Francis appears to want to re-politicize the Catholics to re-Christianize them, as well as to turn them back into zealous Missionaries.

Just as the Muslim Brotherhood has politicized Muslims to better re-Islamize them.

In the eyes of the first Jesuit Pope, religion and private sphere are antinomic, just as in Islam, which is used here as a benchmark.
For Francis, what really counts is to send Catholics back into action, which translates into the conquest of lost souls, starting with those Christians perceived as heretical, such as Evangelists.
In doing so the Pope has at his disposal a diplomatic infrastructure like no other,as well as
Sacerdotal weapons, in particular Canonisation.

Managing turbulences.
Indeed Pope Francis does not have anybody that can challenges him in regards to Sainthood.
Therefore he canonizes like no one before.
As of October 15th 2017 the count of Saints enacted during his reign is clicking at 885 new saints.

The previous  record of 443 held by John Paul II is already largely eclipsed. This successor of St Peter can even proceed with "equipollent canonisations". In other words by Decree.

Finished the long processes of beatification, followed by canonisation which took ages.
Finished the recognition of a known miracle.
We decree at the risk of devaluating the quality of Sainthood itself. A fact dully noted by several Catholic media outlets.

The last Equipollents to date: Catholic missionaries in Brazil, massacred in the 16th century by Dutch Calvinists, during an historical era of competition without mercy for the evangelization of the local Indians.

They were victims of "reduction" as it is called in the official Jesuit lingo.
Not to be confused with the "lustration" , another term from the Jesuit glossary, which signifies more clearly the epuration of dissident priests.
A practice well known to father Bergoglio, in Argentina, particularly in his capacity  as "provincial" of the local Jesuits.

During the period of the Military Junta, and its arbitrary sequestrations and other political disappearances,  the future Pope was a strong opponent to the crypto-marxist theology of Liberation.
He actually had been a militant of the Peronist movement of the "Iron Guard" in the early 1970s.
After the Coup d'Etat in 1976, Bergoglio actively supported the military putschists

After the Junta fell, he was accused by some to have delivered dissidents to the military.

He honored his intimate friend Admiral Eduardo Massena ( a graduate from the controversial School of the Americas at Fort Benning, as well as a known member of the Masonic Logde P2) with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the Savaldor University in Buenos Aires.

This earned him to be investigated, while his friend the Admiral died opportunely of cardiac arrest, while under Medical care in his Hospital room.
In fact, using his ecclesiastic privilege, Archbishop Bergoglio never went to the Tribunal to be heard.
Instead he received the inquiring magistrates at the Chancery, where he told them a lot of nothing.

 Having lived and survived, that kind of troubled times, Pope Francis is not that impressed by some of the politics inside the Vatican.
One can expect to see a continuous presence of the Holy See, in the middle of these disturbances.
Despite the current political trend which is to manage disturbances to control power, Francis seem sure that controlling its orchestration is instead insuring his power.
He will achieve this in exchange of a few smiles and authoritarian promises of peace. This was reaffirmed from the start of his reign by his choice of a name with the aura of innocence.

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